Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lloyd "Deacon" Jones III

Lloyd Shannon “Deacon” Jones went to his heavenly home on July 30, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel.

Deacon was born October 16, 1939, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and was preceded in death by his parents, Dorris and Cline Gray. Deacon is survived by his wife, Judy L. Davis Jones; one sister, Judy E. Morrow and husband, Bill, of Rockwall, Texas; and grandson, Kyle Usher of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by a very special niece, Brenda Shinn Wright; and a very special nephew, Jason “Bull” Burchfield; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

Deacon loved his God, his family, his friends, and his church family. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude, with only kind words to share.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved being outdoors. He served in the United States Army, attended Mississippi State University and graduated from University of Southern Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Mayo Clinic, Refractory Celiac Division, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or Flower Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Lynda Reed, 1841 Enon Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at